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French to English
1.abord[abɔr]noun m
elle est d'un abord déconcertant|chaleureux : she puts you off your stride|makes you feel very welcome when you first meet her
être d'un abord facile|difficile : to be approachable|unapproachable
[accès (à une côte)]approach
[accès (à une maison)]access
d'un abord facile : easy to get to
d'un abord facile : easy to understand,to get to grips with
les abords de la tour : the area around the tower
3.aux abordsadv expression
all around
dans le château et aux abords : in and around the castle
4.aux abords deprep expression
Other expressions
aux abords de la ville : on the outskirts of the town
5.d'abordadv expression
[en premier lieu]first
nous irons d'abord à Rome : we'll go to Rome first
[au début]at first, initially, to begin with
j'ai cru (tout) d'abord qu'il s'agissait d'une blague : at first,to begin with I thought it was a joke
[introduisant une restriction]to start with, for a start
d'abord, tu n'es même pas prêt! : to start with,for a start, you're not even ready!
[de toute façon]anyway
6.dès l'abordadv expression
at the outset, from the (very) beginning
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